JIOP is successful because of our judges, sponsors, and program volunteers. There are many ways to get involved with JIOP, and we encourage you to find a way to GET INVOLVED WITH JIOP.
TOP 5 Ways to Get Involved with JIOP
1. Sign up to interview program applicants
2. Mentor a JIOP student
3. Ask your firm to become a program sponsor
4. Become an individual student sponsor
5. Join the JIOP committee or become part of our editorial team
Become a JIOP Sponsor. Join our list of JIOP program sponsors and make a difference in diversity and inclusion in the profession. We invite firms, corporations and individuals to sponsor JIOP. Please contact program director, Gail Howard, for more information on becoming a JIOP sponsor. More information.
Join the JIOP interview team. JIOP applicants participate in a screening interview with a practicing attorney. This important step helps identify qualified students and gives every student a vital connection with a valued legal resource. In addition to screening interviews, JIOP volunteers assist with the mentoring circle program mentoring the summer interns, speak at orientations and welcome receptions and help coordinate other summer programming. Volunteers can sign up to be part of our screening interview team or join a mentoring circle team in their city.
The JIOP committee, led by Aaron Gleaton Clay, works on program support and member benefits. Joining the committee is a great place to get information for young lawyers, support diversity, get published, and pay it forward. The goal of the committee is to provide program and JIOP student support along with information and tools useful to our JIOP alumni and diverse, young lawyers navigating their careers.